CASA Math Practice Test

The CASA—Math test is one of three subtests in an assessment of academic skills designed to lead qualified teaching candidates to educator licensure in the State of Indiana. The content of the CASA subtests was created to measure teaching candidates’ adherence to and knowledge of Indiana’s stringent Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) Educator Standards. The CASA—Math test in particular covers several key objectives and standards outlined by the State of Indiana to ensure Indiana’s students receive a rigorous, high-quality mathematics education from the most qualified teaching candidates.

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What are the eligibility requirements to take the CASA—Math test?

Candidates may take the CASA—Math test on its own, or at the same time as the other CASA subtests. To take the CASA—Math test, you must meet the educator credentialing standards set forth by the Indiana Department of Education. Elementary teachers (grades K-6) must earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with an education minor, or a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in mathematics. Secondary teachers (grades 5-12) must earn a bachelor’s degree in a mathematics major with a minor in education.

What fees are associated with the CASA—Math test?

The CASA—Math test costs $38 on its own (i.e., each CASA subtest costs $38 individually). You can pay your test fee using a debit or credit card while registering online. If you need to pay by check, contact Evaluation Systems via the Indiana CORE website to arrange payment.  Please note that testing centers may charge additional fees, which are usually paid directly to the testing center.

What is the passing score for the CASA—Math test?

You must receive a score of at least 220 on the CASA—Math subtest. Teaching candidates in the State of Indiana must pass all three subtests in order to qualify for educator licensure. You will receive your preliminary passing score immediately after taking your test. If you take the CASA—Math test individually, your official score report will be available within 10 business days of your test date. If you take the CASA—Math test at the same time as the remaining CASA subtests, your official score report will be available within 20 business days of your test date.

What does the CASA—Math test cover?

The CASA—Math test is a computer-delivered exam that consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. You will be allotted 75 minutes to complete the exam. In terms of content, the CASA—Math test consists of two content domains covering specific objective ranges, standards, and topics. The content domains, objective ranges, standards, and approximate weighted percentages are as follows:

  • Domain I: Algebra and numbers, objectives 0005-0006, Standards 9-10, 60%
    • Objective 0005: Number and quantity, Standard 9
      • Knowledge of basic number theory, number systems, number operations, and number representations
        • Including: converting and ordering rational numbers, representing coordinate axes, applying order of operations, identifying common factors, etc.
    • Objective 0006: Algebra and functions, Standard 10
      • Knowledge of basic algebraic principles and techniques, use of equations in problem modeling and solving, and mathematical expressions
        • Including: applying arithmetic properties, solving single variable equations, evaluating algebraic expressions, differentiating between dependent and independent variables, etc.
  • Domain II: Geometry and statistics, objectives 0007-0008, Standards 11-12, 40%
    • Objective 0007: Measurement and geometry, Standard 11
      • Knowledge of basic properties of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures, measurement principles and procedures, and reasoning in geometry
        • Including: solving problems involving area, volume, and surface area, applying circumference formulas applying concepts of congruence and similarity, applying the Pythagorean theorem, etc.
    • Objective 0008: Statistics and probability, Standard 12
      • Knowledge of fundamental properties of probability, and data collection, interpretation, and presentation
        • Including: interpreting data in different formats (graphs, histograms, etc.), using random sampling, interpreting scatter plots, determining probabilities, etc.

Test Preparation

Now that you understand the basic content, requirements, objectives, and standards associated with the CASA—Math test, it’s time to begin preparing for exam day. The best means of ensuring you pass the CASA—Math test on your first attempt is to thoroughly prepare using the most comprehensive test preparation materials available. Mometrix Test Preparation’s Indiana CORE Secrets study guide includes just the preparatory materials you need.  In the Indiana CORE Secrets study guide, you get authentic Indiana CORE exam content, along with Mometrix’s expert tips for improving test performance, reducing test anxiety, and boosting recall. In addition to the Indiana CORE Secrets study guide, Mometrix offers a comprehensive, in-depth CORE Practice Test and a complete set of Indiana CORE Flashcards. Pass the CASA—Math subtest on your first attempt by reading the Indiana CORE Secrets study guide, evaluating your knowledge with the Indiana CORE Practice Test, and improving your memory with the Indiana CORE Flashcards.